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Biocides Assessment Unit OSH

Protecting employees during the handling of biocides

The Chemicals Act (Chemikaliengesetz) designates BAuA as the assessment body for employee safety and health in terms of the implementation of the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) no. 528/2012.

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he Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) no. 528/2012 governs the provision of biocidal products on the European market and their use. It provides for a two-stage process in which biocidal agents are added to a positive list. Subsequently, applications for the approval of biocidal products with active agents listed must be made.

BAuA's division 4 is responsible for this remit. It has the following tasks:

  • Responding to enquiries at the REACH-CLP-Biozid Helpdesk
  • Assessing exposure, risks and occupational safety measures
  • Formulation of application provisions for the protection of employees
  • Labelling according to the Regulation for the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals (CLP)
  • Specific labelling according to the Biocidal Products Regulation

Current Issues

Surface Disinfection in Healthcare

Information about the risks and protective measures for employees.

Find out more : Surface Disinfection in Healthcare …

SprayExpo: modelling exposure

Predicting levels of inhalation and dermal exposure to aerosols with spray applications.

Find out more : SprayExpo: modelling exposure during spray applications …


Biocidal products are helpful for controlling harmful organisms.

Find out more : The Biocidal Products Regulation …

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